State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, has announced the creation of a new Senate Select Committee that will take a closer look at the problems facing Bay Area public transit coming out of the pandemic.

The Senate Select Committee on Bay Area Public Transit will examine Bay Area public transportation challenges as the region makes decisions about its future. Some topics of interest include how the transit system can recover from the pandemic, adapting to more workers going remote, increasing system integration, bettering rider experience and transitioning to clean energy. Wiener will chair the committee, with five other state senators serving as members. Wiener said the Bay Area caucus of the state Legislature was interested in ensuring legislators know as much as possible about issues and how to address them.

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Curtis Driscoll covers transportation and the cities of San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont and Half Moon Bay. See my other articles:

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Terence Y

Sounds like another committee that will result in a few folks thinking they know better than the general population… I wouldn’t be surprised if this committee has already prepared final talking points, and chief among them, how to extract more money from the general population. Hey select committee, if you can’t solve the final mile issue and you can’t generate magic electricity without fossil fuels, then you should remove them from you topics of interest and instead, focus on reducing costs associated with public transportation. With Democrats, that’s a tall order, but maybe you’ll surprise me.

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